Letter to Voter

Dear Multnomah County Voter:

This Voters’ Pamphlet for the May 18, 2021 Special District Election is being mailed to all residential households in Multnomah County. In advance of the election we are asking voters to Make a Plan to VOTE! Here is what you can do to be ready for the election and ensure your vote is counted:

  1. Register to VOTE. Update your voter registration information or register to vote at oregonvotes.gov/myvote. The Voter Registration Deadline is Apr. 27. Sign up to Track Your Ballot at multco.us/trackyourballot.
  2. Get your ballot. You will receive your ballot in the mail beginning Apr. 28. If you have not received your ballot by May 6, take action and contact the elections office.
  3. VOTE your ballot. Remember to sign your ballot return envelope. Your signature is your identification. If you forget to sign or your signature does not match we will contact you so you can take action and we can count your vote.
  4. Return your ballot. Two ways to return your ballot. Vote early and return your ballot by mail by May 11 or return to any Official Ballot Drop Site in Oregon by 8 PM, May 18. Voted ballots MUST be received by any county elections office or Official Ballot Drop Site in Oregon by 8 PM, Tue. May 18 to be counted.
  5. Local elections are important. Make your vote count! Unofficial election results will be posted after 8 PM May 18 at mcelections.org. Final official election results are certified by June 7.

Official Ballot Drop Site Reminders:

  • There is an Official Ballot Drop Box in the rear parking lot of the Green Zebra Grocery at 3011 N Lombard St. The entrance for Green Zebra’s rear parking lot is on N Curtis Ave.
  • There is an Official Ballot Drop Box at McCoy Park in North Portland. It is located at the SE corner of McCoy Park near the intersection of N Trenton St and N Newman Ave. This Official Ballot Drop Box is walk-up only.
  • We’ve moved the Official Ballot Drop Box on SE 11th Ave. one block north due to construction of a new building in our neighborhood. It is now located on the east side of SE 11th Ave. between SE Alder St. and SE Morrison St. The Official Ballot Drop Box on SE Belmont St. between SE 10th Ave. and SE 11th Ave. has not moved.
  • All 19 library locations are 24-hour Official Ballot Drop Sites. You can find your nearest Official Ballot Drop Site at multco.us/dropsites.

If you have any questions, you can contact our office at 503-988-VOTE (8683) or elections@multco.us.


Tim Scott, Multnomah County Director of Elections

PLEASE NOTE: Multnomah County Elections prints information as submitted. We do not correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, errors or inaccurate information.

Facts to Know about Voting and Elections

Who can register to vote in Oregon?

  • You must be a United States citizen,
  • A resident of Oregon,
  • And at least 16 years old. You will get your first ballot in the mail once you are at least 18 years old.

You must register to vote at least 21 days before Election Day.

How can I register to vote?

  • Online at oregonvotes.gov/register or
  • On a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card that can be picked up at an elections office, public library, or post office..

How does vote by mail work?

All elections in Oregon are conducted by the county elections office. The elections office mails ballots directly to voters. Voters complete their ballots, and then return them to the county elections office in the mail or by putting them into an official ballot drop box.

Vote by mail in a few simple steps:

  1. Register to Vote
  2. Receive a Voter Notification Card
  3. Receive a Voters' Pamphlet
  4. Receive Your Ballot
  5. Vote Your Ballot
  6. Return Your Ballot

Image that shows how to mark your candidate choice on the ballot.

How do I vote my ballot?

Find the candidate or measure response
(YES or NO) of your choice. Completely darken the oval to the left of your choice with blue or black ink.

*** Do not use felt tip markers.

Write-in Votes

To vote for a write-in candidate who does not appear on the ballot, completely darken the oval to the left of the line provided for the office and write the full name of the candidate on that line.

Image showing how to write-in a vote for a candidate

  • Make sure you have correctly marked your choice for each contest.
  • Your official ballot may have contests printed on both sides.
  • Place the ballot in the return identification envelope. **You may use the optional secrecy sleeve.
  • Read the Voter’s Statement on the return envelope and sign in the signature box.
  • Your ballot cannot be counted if you do not sign the return envelope.
  • Every signature is checked against the registration signature on file. The signatures must match for the ballot to be counted.

If you vote for more candidates than allowed for an office or if you vote both Yes and No on a measure, it is called an overvote and your vote will not count for that contest.

Image showing how to correct ballot if you make a mistake.If you make a mistake or change your mind while marking your ballot,

  • You may correct it yourself. See example.
  • Make your choice obvious so that your intent is understood and your vote is counted correctly.

If you are unable to correct your ballot, you may request a replacement ballot from the elections office.

Return Your Ballot

  • Mail your ballot in the return envelope with free postage by May 11, 2021 (In State)
  • Drop off your ballot at a 24-hour Official Ballot Drop Site by 8 PM Election Day, May 18, 2021.
  • Postmarks do not count. Your ballot must be returned before 8 PM on Election Day.

24-Hour Official Ballot Drop Sites

North Portland

  • St. Johns Library (Library Book Drop) –
    7510 N Charleston Ave.
  • North Portland Library (Library Book Drop) – 512 N Killingsworth St.
  • Kenton Library (Library Book Drop) –
    8226 N Denver Ave.
  • Green Zebra Grocery – NEW LOCATION 3011 N Lombard St. (Official Ballot Drop Box located in rear parking lot off of N Curtis Ave.)
  • McCoy Park – NEW LOCATION – located on the southeast corner of McCoy Park near the intersection of North Trenton Street and North Newman Avenue. – Walk up Only)

Northeast Portland

  • Albina Library – (Official Ballot Drop Box) –216 NE Knott St.
  • Hollywood Library (Library Book Drop) –
    4040 NE Tillamook St.
  • McDonald's Restaurant – 2010 NE Cesar Chavez Blvd. - Official Ballot Drop Box located on west side of NE 40th Avenue between NE Tillamook and NE Hancock and near the Hollywood Library.
  • Gregory Heights Library (Library Book Drop) – 7921 NE Sandy Blvd.
  • Parkrose Neighborhood – 4390 NE 102nd Ave. – Official Ballot Drop Box located in the east parking lot across the street from MHCC Maywood Park Center on NE 102nd Ave. and NE Prescott St.

Northwest Portland 

  • Northwest Library (Library Book Drop) – 2300 NW Thurman St.

Southeast Portland

  • Multnomah County Elections – 1040 SE Morrison St.
    • SE 11th Avenue – Official Ballot Drop Box located on the east side of SE 11th Ave. between SE Alder St. and SE Morrison St.
    • SE Belmont Street – Official Ballot Drop Box located on north side of SE Belmont St. between SE 10th Ave. and SE 11th Ave.
    • 1040 SE Morrison Street – Walk/bike up Official Ballot Drop Site is a slot on the side of the building located at corner of SE 11th Ave. and SE Morrison St.
  • Belmont Library (Library Book Drop) – 1038 SE César E. Chávez Blvd.
  • Sellwood – Moreland Library (Library Book Drop) – 7860 SE 13th Ave.
  • Woodstock Library (Library Book Drop) – 6008 SE 49th Ave.
  • Holgate Library (Library Book Drop) – 7905 SE Holgate Blvd.
  • Midland Library (Official Ballot Drop Box) – 805 SE 122nd Ave.
  • Regal Cinemas Movie Theater / M & M Car Wash – SE Division St. & SE 165th Ave. – Official Ballot Drop Box located in Regal Cinemas parking lot behind M & M Car Wash
  • Rockwood Library (Library Book Drop) – 17917 SE Stark St.

Southwest Portland

  • A–Boy Supply – 7365 SW Barbur Blvd.
  • Capitol Hill Library (Library Book Drop) – 10723 SW Capitol Hwy.
  • Hillsdale Library (Library Book Drop) – 1525 SW Sunset Blvd.
  • Central Library – 801 SW 10th Ave. Drive up Library Book Drop located on SW 11th Ave. between SW Yamhill St. and SW Taylor St.
  • Pioneer Courthouse Square – 700 block of SW Broadway (next to Starbucks and across from Nordstrom – Walk up Only)
  • Fairview – Columbia Library (Library Book Drop) – 1520 NE Village St.
  • Gresham Library (Official Ballot Drop Box) – 385 NW Miller Ave.
  • Voting Center Express – Limited Hours – Multnomah County East Building, 600 NE 8th St. – There is an Official Ballot Drop Box located inside the Voting Center Express on the first floor of the Multnomah County East Building. It is open only during voting center open hours. You will need to park and then walk inside to deposit your ballot.
  • Troutdale Library (Library Book Drop) – 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd.

Candidates and Ballot Measures in the Voters' Pamphlet



Position 2 At-Large Director

Position 3 Zone 2 Director

Position 4 Zone 4 Director

​Position 1 Zone 5 Director


Zone 1 Director

Zone 2 Director

Zone 4 Director


Zone 4 Director

Zone 5 Director


Zone 2 Director


Position 1 Zone 1 Director

Position 5 Zone 3 Director

Position 6 At-Large Director

Position 7 At-Large Director


Position 2 Director

Position 3 Director

Position 4 Director

Position 5 Director


Position 1 Director

Position 2 Director

Position 3 Director

Position 6 Director


Position 1, Zone 1 Director

Position 3, Zone 2 Director

Position 4, At-Large Director

Position 5, Zone 4 Director  

Position 6, At-Large


Position  2

Position 4


Position 1 Director

Position 2 Director

Position 4 Director


Zone 4 Director

Zone 5 Director

Zone 6 Director


Position 1 Director

Position 2 Director

Position 3 Director

Position 4 Director


Position 1 Director

Position 3 Director

Position 5 Director


Position 2 Director


Position 3 Director


Position 1 Director

Position 3 Director


Position 1 Commissioner


Position 3 Commissioner

Ballot Measures and Measure arguments

Multnomah County - Measure 26-221 
Five year levy: Oregon Historical Society Library, Museum, educational programs.

Scappoose Rural Fire District - Measure 5-285
Replacement five-year local option levy for emergency service operations.